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All Is True (2018)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History | 10 May 2019 (USA)
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A look at the final days in the life of renowned playwright William Shakespeare.

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Kenneth Branagh

Writer:

Ben Elton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenneth Branagh ... William Shakespeare
Judi Dench ... Anne Shakespeare
Ian McKellen ... Earl of Southampton
Nonso Anozie ... Actor Playing Aaron
Lolita Chakrabarti ... Stratford Landlady
Darryl Clark Darryl Clark ... Mr. Wheeler
Jack Colgrave Hirst ... Tom Quiney
Doug Colling Doug Colling ... Douglas, Shakespeare's Servant
John Dagleish ... Rafe Smith
Eleanor de Rohan ... Margaret Wheeler
Clara Duczmal Clara Duczmal ... Elizabeth Hall
Phil Dunster ... Henry, the Student
Freya Durkan Freya Durkan ... Young Judith Shakespeare
Sam Ellis Sam Ellis ... Hamnet Shakespeare
Sean Foley Sean Foley ... John Lane
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A look at the final days in the life of renowned playwright William Shakespeare.

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In 1613 William Shakespeare Retired. He Still Had One Last Story To Tell - His Own.


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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, suggestive material and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

All Is True See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,211, 12 May 2019

Gross USA:

$1,200,481

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,019,143
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TKBC See more »
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Screenwriter Ben Elton previously wrote Upstart Crow (2016), which also revolves around the life of William Shakespeare. In addition, Elton co-wrote The Black Adder (1982), Black-Adder II (1986), Black Adder the Third (1987), and Blackadder Goes Forth (1989), which often spoofed the Bard's plays. See more »

Goofs

When talking to the Earl of Southampton, Shakespeare repeatedly addresses him as "Your Grace". When addressing an Earl, the correct form is "My Lord" (only a Duke would be addressed as Your Grace). Shakespeare spent enough time around nobility to be well aware of the correct title to use. See more »

Quotes

Henry Wriothesley: We have only Johnson now.
William Shakespeare: Who laughs at me because I speak no Greek and don't know whether Bohemia has a coast.
Henry Wriothesley: Oh Christ Will, why do you care what he thinks? You wrote King Lear.
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Soundtracks

Fear No More
Performed by Abigail Doyle
Music written by Patrick Doyle
Words by William Shakespeare
Published by Patrick Doyle Music Administered by Air-Edel Association L T D
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Great Actors, Great subject, So-so flick.
24 May 2019 | by jconsumersSee all my reviews

The script attempts to address the many vexed questions of WS' last years; but does so with dubious success. The problem being, that it poses questions for which it does provide answers. There are some hugely successful scenes; the gallows speech of Aaron from 'Titus Andronicus" (particularly clever as Aaron brings forth a boy - which his speech shall save); the ticking off of his antagonists, and the sly 'second bed' MacGuffin. The Ian McKellen 'Dark Lady' scene seemed an excuse for a gratuitous cameo. It is almost as if the gods of Olympus had mounted a frame play, but chose the minor poet Metriótita to craft the script. The special effects scenes with Hamnet are poignant, yet lack the magical realism at which Shakespeare excelled. The pacing often dragged, and the garden metaphor - while apt - became tedious at times. Fab costumes and sets. Neighbor's dog should be nominated for a Woofie!


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